QLD/NT Regional Chaplains
Our Network is supported by a fantastic group of Regional Chaplains located in each of the designated regions in QLD and the NT. Our Regional Chaplains are all active in Chaplaincy ministry and they are there to provide face to face support and encouragement to each of our Network Members.
If you haven’t been in contact with your Regional Chaplain in recent times, why not send them a quick email and connect!
They would love to hear from you; to join with you in celebrating the joys of chaplaincy ministry as well as providing any support needed.
North Queensland Region
Based in Townsville
Married with children and grandchildren.
Kevin has been serving as a volunteer Chaplain in Townsville and North Queensland community for more than 14 years. Kevin is an active member of Calvary Christian Church.
His community Chaplaincy ministry has included Red Frog Schoolies, Natural disasters, night safe precinct, University, Stable on the strand, and in Pastoral Care.
Studying Chaplaincy with Chaplaincy Australia (now Alpha Crucis) has helped so much in understanding how to provide best care for others and myself.
Capricornia Region (Central Queensland)
Mobile: 0497 133 340
Paul Koen is an ACC pastor and a credentialed chaplain. He is a Chaplain/NightWatch Team Leader for ChaplainWatch in Gladstone, a volunteer Chaplain & Welfare Ship-Visitor at Gladstone Seafarers Centre, an After Suicide Support worker, and a Community Chaplain. Paul has been working in the mining and refinery industry for many years and understands the people in his community.
He said, “One of my highlights as a Chaplain is to visit the seafarers onboard the cargo vessels and to spend time with the crew by listening, connecting, and giving support as they haven’t been home for months as they are not allowed to get offshore at any port in the world due to Covid restrictions. They often request prayer and to see their friendly smiles are priceless. This allows me to reach out to a bigger community that doesn’t have the privilege to attend a church service.”
Paul would love to connect with you in Central Queensland to enlarge, encourage and support your chaplaincy ministry.
Brisbane South Region
Phone: 0483 835 198
Angie is married to Andrew, both of whom strive to place God at the centre of their life. Together, Angie and Andrew support their church, Hope Centre Redlands.
Angie was called to Chaplaincy in 2011, and her wide experience includes shopping centre chaplaincy, school chaplaincy, disaster recovery chaplaincy, and street chaplaincy including the 2018 Commonwealth games.
For 5 years Angie served with ChaplainWatch as the NightWatch Chaplaincy Coordinator; supporting, guiding and organising a team of 50 staff and volunteer NightWatch Chaplaincy team members delivering chaplaincy services overnight in the entertainment precincts of Brisbane.
In 2019 Angie was one of the recipients of the Premier’s Bushfire Citation for providing Disaster Chaplaincy to the community. She is now the Coordinator of the Redlands City Disaster Chaplaincy Team.
Angie is confident in the Lord’s leading, as she continues to open new doors for chaplaincy ministry. As the QLD/NT Director Coordinator for Chaplaincy Australia, Angie is happy to make herself available to support and encourage new and established chaplains.
Gold Coast Region
Phone: 0407 620 969
Kerry Lovell is an ACC pastor, trained counsellor and credentialed chaplain. She is currently responsible for the development and oversite of the Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Training Course at Hope College on the Gold Coast. She attends Hope Church at Varsity Lakes.
Kerry has a heart to see Christian leaders and chaplains empowered and supported as they fulfil their call in God. She wants to develop and strengthen the network of chaplains on the Gold Coast as a safe place for chaplains to gather for information sharing, mutual support and encouragement.
She also has a passion to reach out to the community and bring hope and God’s love to our needy world through the caring and supportive presence of our chaplains.
Brisbane North Region
Phone: 0448 410 403
Lina has worked in Church Planting and Pastoral Care for over 35 years. She was ordained with ACC in 2000 and is currently Mentoring and Supporting Pastors, Leaders and Church Planters. With her husband she has been involved in 18 Church Plants directly or indirectly also including Cross Cultural involvement in Australia and overseas.
Lina’s Chaplaincy experience includes 4 and 1/2 years working in Aged Care with HammondCare Sydney.
Lina is passionate about maintaining personal develompent skills, self care, and raising up Chaplains for every opportunity in our local community where support is needed. Her cause is to extend the Kingdom of God on the planet by bringing love, life and support to humanity begining at home and in our own local communities.
SW QLD Region
Phone:0490 054 991
Kristy is a counsellor and supervisor in private practice in the Western Downs region, with lots of experience in Counselling, Supervision, youth ministry work, school based programs, church/pastoral work, multi-campus children’s ministry team leadership, missions and developing programs for at risk children in cross-cultural environments.
25 years married and a mother of 3 children, she has lived insight and experience for the challenges life can bring. Wide experience of life and ministry place her in a great position to be a resource to others who are embarking on or enjoying the journey of ministry.
She is a a member of ACA, AAOS, Chaplaincy Australia and Scripture Union.
She is ready to support all our Chaplains in SW QLD!
Far North QLD
Phone: 0418 878 588
Darryl and his wife Patricia have faithfully served as Senior Leaders of Abundant Life Centre since 1997.
Together through their sons have been blessed with nine grandchildren. As a young man, Darryl represented the far north region in tennis, basketball, and rugby league. He went on to become both president and Chaplain to the Gladiators Rugby League Club.
Darryl is passionate about chaplaincy in his community and seeing other chaplains raised up.
QLD/NT Sector Leaders
Our Chaplaincy Network currently reaches into 26 different Sectors of Australian Society and Culture.
Each Chaplaincy Sector has subtle differences and we are developing a great resource of “subject matter experts” for each Chaplaincy Sector.
These Sector Leaders are available to assist you with information, support and expertise as you navigate your way through this exciting ministry. They are ready to assist you so don’t hestitate to email them and make contact today!
Transport Sector Leader
Phone: 0403 055 061
On the 26th June 1974, a 19 year old Sunshine Coast surf lifesaver gave his life to Jesus Christ. Greg left the Alex Surf Club and went to Commonwealth Bible College in 1976. After 3 years of study Greg and his new wife Liz, went to be involved went to be involved in a church plant on the North Shore of Sydney.
Greg and Liz have spent the last 45 years involved in 4 church plants and other churches as a pastor. For many of those years Greg has also practised his trade as a Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiler.
In 2015 Greg re-joined Alex Surf Club as a Chaplain and has since been appointed as National Development Coordinator with Life Saving Chaplaincy Australia.